A populace never rebels from passion for attack, but from impatience of suffering.
— Edmund Burke

We should speak as the populace but think as the learned.
Sir Edward Coke populace quote

Elections are held to delude the populace into believing that they are participating in government.
— Gerald F. Lieberman

Our society distributes itself into Barbarians, Philistines and Populace; and America is just ourselves with the Barbarians quite left out, and the Populace nearly.
— Matthew Arnold

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
— populace quotation by H. L. Mencken